Look, up in the sky!
It s… a flying burrito?
That a line you may hear uttered on the campus of Virginia Tech in the coming weeks as Google plans to conduct live trials of its Project Wing drone delivery service in collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill, a popular fast food chain in the US.
Although the experiment will last just a few weeks, it s significant in that it s the first of its kind to gain the Federal Aviation Administration s approval.
The Project Wing team aims to test the accuracy of its navigation systems as well as how well its packaging protects / keeps food warm and of course, how the public responds to their food arriving via drone.
On-campus deliveries will originate from a Chipotle food truck.